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Irish Provinces Name Their Teams For Pro14 Derbies

Sean O'Regan
Sean O'Regan

03:11 26 Apr 2019

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Tomorrow evening sees the Irish provinces go up against one another in the Pro14.

Leinster travel to Belfast to take on Ulster at 17:15, while Munster welcome Connacht to Thomand Park in Limerick from 19:35.

Here is how the four provinces will line-up:


Ross Byrne will skipper a much changed Leinster side, that may see a 57th player used by the Province this season should Ryan Baird come off the bench.

Byrne partners Nick McCarthy at half back.

The back three are Fergus Mcfadden and Dave Kearney on the wings with Jimmy O'Brien at full back.

Joe Tomane and Noel Reid start in the centre, while Jack McGrath starts against his future club alongside Bryan Byrne and Michael Bent.

Josh Murphy and Oisin Dowling start in the second row with Deegan, Doris and Connors in the back row.


Darren Cave will captain an experimental team tomorrow evening which could see a first appearance for academy back row Marcus Rea, who is named on the bench.

David Busby makes his first start of the season following injury, and he is joined in the back three by Michael Lowry and Angus Kernohan.

Johnny McPhillips and Dave Shanahan are the half back pairing while Peter Nelson partners Cave in the centre.

Warwick, Andrew and Kane pack down in the front row, with Ian Nagle and Alan O'Conner are the lock pairing.

Matty Rea, Clive Ross and Sean Reidy make up the back row.


Munster have named a strong fifteen with Haley, Conway and Nash the back three.

Dan Goggin and Chris Farrell in the centre with Conor Murray starting at nine alongside Tyler Bleyendaal.

Kilcoyne, Scannell and Archer are the front row, with Kleyn and Beirne in behind.

Peter O'Mahony is captain alongside CJ Stander and Chris Cloete in the back row.


Connacht have handed a first start to out half Conor Dean who partners Kieran Marmion at half back.

Bundee Aki Starts in the centre alongside Tom Daly while O'Halloran, Adeolokun and Fitzgerald start in the back three.

Burke, McCartney and Bealham are named in the front row with Maksymiw and Cannon in behind.

Jarrad Butler skippers the side with Copeland and McKeon in the back row.




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